Rabbis Talk About Intermarriage
What do rabbis have to say about intermarriage? Nearly all Jews have an opinion and all Jews have a stake concerning intermarriage. Each member of the tribe is considered precious and irreplaceable. Passions about intermarriage, debates about how to prevent it or reap benefits from its consequences have at their core a genuine concern about group survival. Rabbis are by definition at the center of these issues. Rabbis face daily decisions about whether or not to perform wedding ceremonies with intermarried couples, how to counsel interfaith couples, what they will teach their congregants about intermarriage, and how interfaith families fit into the synagogue. Rabbis Talk About Intermarriage takes a broad, thorough, contemporary look at the diverse rabbinic response to intermarriage and the conflicts it has produced.